Water-Based, SUPD Compliant & Compostable REVALUX® 164 varnish series

In close collaboration with customers, Resino focuses on developing custom-made varnishes with an emphasis on achieving top-quality and performance while promoting improved solutions in the printing ink industry. Within Resino's range of functional varnishes, REVALUX® 164 stands out as a natural varnish suitable for direct food contact. Thanks to its versatility, it is the preferred choice for industries involved in food packaging.

REVALUX® 164-05 is a natural, water-based, and compostable varnish series specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) compliance. This varnish represents an important milestone for Resino since it offers a compelling alternative to the conventional Polyethylene (PE) coatings employed on paper and board materials.

Its versatility and rigorous adherence to food contact safety regulations makes it a valuable choice across a wide range of applications. Originally conceived with a focus on paper plates, straws, folding cartons, and paper bags, REVALUX® 164-05 has proven its remarkable adaptability, extending its potential to enhance various forms of packaging for those who are dedicated to incorporating eco-friendly and food-safe alternatives into their production processes.

A preferred choice for Direct Food Contact

One of the most notable features of REVALUX® 164-05 is its suitability for materials intended for direct food contact. This attribute positions it as a preferred choice for industries deeply involved in food packaging. It provides a protective layer that ensures the safety and quality of the contents within the packaging. Additionally, it is meticulously designed to meet and exceed stringent direct food contact safety standards, not only in Europe but also in the United States.

The varnish is formulated with precision to comply with a comprehensive list of European and US food contact regulations, making it eminently suitable for the global market. These regulations encompass, but are not confined to, (EU) 1935/2004, 2023/2006, (US) 21 CFR 175.105, 175.300, and numerous local regulations. Detailed documentation affirming its compliance with these standards is readily available upon request.

It is essential to recognize that food safety regulations can exhibit variations between countries and applications. Therefore, it is necessary for manufacturers to evaluate the suitability of REVALUX® 164-05 for their specific product and target market. This flexibility ensures that REVALUX® 164-05 can be seamlessly adapted to meet the distinctive requirements of various industries and regions.


The manufacturing process of REVALUX® 164-05 is executed with a steadfast dedication to quality and direct food contact safety. It is produced within a dedicated manufacturing environment utilizing specialized equipment. The entire production process rigorously adheres to good manufacturing practices, aligning with the standards set forth by the European Printing Inks Association (EuPiA). This underscores its commitment to delivering a safe and reliable product. Additionally, the manufacturing facility is certified for ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 22000 for food safety management, further attesting to its commitment to product integrity.

Responsible Alternatives and Compostable Certifications

The SUPD, as enacted by the EU, is aimed at curtailing plastic pollution arising from single-use plastic products. Because of this legislation and the growing demands of environmentally conscious consumers, companies are increasingly seeking non-plastic alternatives, presenting a unique set of challenges. Recognizing this need, Resino has worked closely with customers to develop varnishes based on both acrylic binders and natural materials. We are forced to work with a sustainable objective and develop products which are easily recycled and/or biodegradable. The OK Compost Home & OK Compost Industrial certifications was specifically obtained for REVALUX® 164 Varnish 0115-05 assuring consumers that the certified products can be composted responsibly without causing any adverse effects or hindrances to the composting process.

OK Compost Home & OK Compost Industrial certifications achieved specifically for REVALUX 164- Varnish 0115-05

These innovative varnishes effectively replace plastic coatings on paper and cardboard products – both on disposable tableware, folding cartons, paper straws and food packaging, while offering water and grease resistance.

Customized varnish solutions

Given the diversity of substrates, the multitude of printing presses in use, and varying printing environments worldwide, a “one-fits-all” solution is simply impossible. Typically, you need different substances for water and oil barriers. Simultaneously, specific surface characteristics are required for processing the material, hence you end up with combinations before a product is qualified. Therefore, we are dedicated to developing customized printing inks and varnish solutions in close partnership with customers. This approach not only fosters a strong partnership with customers but also ensures that the products are tailored to meet unique conditions and purposes, guaranteeing superior quality, performance, and customer satisfaction.

Performing in this segment requires strong dedication and succeeding makes us at Resino proud to solve complex technical challenges. We remain dedicated to developing innovative, more environmentally responsible alternatives for our customers which further solidifies our position as a valued partner in sustainable printing ink solutions.

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